In the 2 game of a doubleheader, the New York Yankees are set to face off against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and YES Network will be showing this AL matchup.
New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers Odds
Oddsmakers are listing New York (-150) as the favorite over Detroit (+140). The total sits at 9 runs and gamblers can wager on the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds sitting at Yankees -1.5 runs (-105) and Tigers 1.5 runs (-115).
The Yankees are 7-7 SU and have gone 7-7 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.8 units for moneyline gamblers this year and 2.1 units ATS. New York is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven. The Tigers are 4-9 SU and 5-8 ATS. They’ve lost 4.3 units for moneyline bettors and 3.4 units ATS. Detroit has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.
Tigers games have an over/under record of 5-8 so far in 2018. The Yankees have an over/under record of 9-4-1.
The Yankees have gained 2.0 units and are 3-1 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in three of those games, compared to one that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Tigers have lost 3.4 units and are 5-7 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in four of those games, compared to eight that went under.
Right-hander Luis Cessa (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will get the start for the visiting Yankees. Cessa started five games last year and finished the season 0-3 overall with a 4.75 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.
The Tigers are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Matthew Boyd (0-1, 1.38 ERA), who started 25 games last year while finishing the season 6-11 overall with a 5.27 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.
As a unit, Detroit’s pitchers have yielded 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.99, a WHIP of 1.17 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.0. The bullpen has a 3.93 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.
The Detroit hitters have produced 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.3 per game over its last 10 games and 2.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .193/.239/.307 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that span.
Outfielders Nicholas Castellanos and Leonys Martin have led the Tigers offense so far. Castellanos is hitting .302/.362/.415 with 16 hits, five RBIs and nine runs scored, and Martin’s line is .271/.352/.396 with 13 hits, three RBIs and eight runs.
In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 5.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.83 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.92 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.71, along with a K/9 of 13.34.
The Yankees offense has slashed .244/.334/.423 on its way to 5.5 runs scored per game this year, including 6.0 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.8 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).
Right fielder Aaron Judge and shortstop Didi Gregorius have led New York’s hitters. Judge is slashing .340/.470/.566 with 18 hits, nine RBIs and 13 runs scored, while Gregorius has a .311 average with 14 hits, three homers, 13 RBIs and 11 runs scored.
Judge seemed to have some trouble hitting lefties on the road in 2017. Across 77 such plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .175/.390/.456 (his overall season line was .284/.422/.627).
New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER
- New York fielders have 11 errors over the last 10 games, compared to six errors for Detroit over its last 10.
- The Yankees have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit four over their last 10.